Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 12/22/2013 - 12/29/2013

Below are BWWClassical's most popular articles from 12/22/2013 - 12/29/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly to Bring ACOUSTIC BY CANDLELIGHT Tour to Yonkers, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2013

Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly are heading back on the road in early 2014 for some more "Acoustic by Candlelight" shows! (more...)

2) Struggling Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Raises $1 Million in Emergency Funds
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2013

As reported earlier this month, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra recently declared that it is 'in danger of running out of money and faces possible extinction if additional pledges cannot be secured to fund the MSO's much more modest, prudent budget and business plan for the future.' (more...)

3) Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to Perform with the Phoenix Symphony, 1/17-18
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2013

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present Brian Stokes Mitchell with The Phoenix Symphony on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, 2014. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: BPO Wishes Happy Holidays to All
by Stage Tube - December 23, 2013

The BPO wishes everyone a happy holiday season. Check out the video below from Janz Castelo, BPO violist, who created this special holiday video. (more...)

5) Opus Two Celebrates George Gershwin at the New York Public Library Today
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2013

Champions of American music for more than a decade, Opus Two violin-piano duo presents a multi-media program of the inimitable works of George Gershwin (1898-1937), one of Americas most popular and iconic composers. Violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock will explore Gershwin's many musical styles, from the jazz influenced An American in Paris to the quintessential folk opera Porgy and Bess. They will also perform I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You, and But Not for Me.... in colorful and virtuosic transcriptions by legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz along with brand-new Opus Two commissions by esteemed Broadway music director Eric Stern. Projected images by African-American period photographer Richard Samuel Roberts and entertaining video clips of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly will round out the program. The concert will be held at the Bruno Walter Auditorium today, December 28 at 2:30pm. (more...)

6) PIRATE SCHOOL Set for Symphony Space Today
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2013

Pirate School rouses the audience's inner swashbuckler with interactive fun today, December 28th, as part of Symphony Space's 'Just Kidding' series. Details below! (more...)

7) The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform Beethoven's SECOND SYMPHONY, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2013

December 27, 2013 - East Providence, RI ? With Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF at the podium, the RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA will greet the new year with stunning nineteenth- and twentieth-century music, featuring BEETHOVEN'S triumphant SECOND SYMPHONY. Capping the Philharmonic's stellar cycle of Beethoven symphonies, the concert takes place Saturday January 18 at 8:00pm at The Vets in Providence. PianistJEAN-PHILIPPE COLLARD will make his Philharmonic debut with RAVEL'S PIANO CONCERTO FOR THE LEFT HANDand the orchestra will perform HINDEMITH'S MATHIS DER MALER. The concert is sponsored by The Carter Family Charitable Trust. WPRO News Talk 630 is the media sponsor. Tickets (starting at $15) are available, by phone at 401.248.7000, and in-person at the RIPO box office, 667 Waterman Ave., E. Providence. (more...)

8) JPL Chorus to Join Donald Brinegar Singers in Concert at Pasadena City College, 1/7
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2013

Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory may be best known for its unparalleled scientific endeavors such as landing the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars, but on Tuesday, January 7, another side of the organization will be on display. The JPL Chorus joins the Donald Brinegar Singers for a choral celebration of winter with Epiphany. This free concert takes place at Pasadena City College's Westerbeck Recital Hall at 8pm. (more...)

9) New Albany Symphony Orchestra Receives $10,000 Grant from NEA
by BWW News Desk - December 24, 2013

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the New Albany Symphony Orchestra is one of 150 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grant. The New Albany Symphony Orchestra is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support the "Short Ride on a Fast Machine" performance on April 6, 2014 featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker-a multi-media performance designed to appeal to the musically-underserved hearing-impaired community. (more...)

10) Live From Lincoln Center Presents New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2013

Ring in the new year with a broadcast of the New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala concert from Avery Fisher Hall, featuring Music Director Alan Gilbert and special guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma. The concert features dance-inspired orchestral works including Azul by Osvaldo Golijov, a cello concerto written for Ma; the world premiere of Octavio Brunetti's arrangement of Astor Piazzolla's La serie del Ángel; and two classics by Maurice Ravel, Alborada del gracioso and Bolero. (more...)

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